Curtains for 2,000 small movie halls
- Trade experts say independently owned single screens see no hope in clinging on to the business
- Pressure is on states that depend majorly on Hindi cinema to run their business, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh
Around 1,500-2,000 cinema screens across India could shut shop permanently over the next few weeks as the content pipeline remains starved of new offerings, especially from Bollywood, which is not keen to release any new films till people begin to step out and return to theatres.
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